Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) consist of hardware and software components that communicate information to operators and allow user inputs to be translated into commands for machines. This is a very broad definition, and encompasses many approaches ranging from the use of simple mechanical switches through to natural language processing.
In this Forecast Insight Report we focus on dedicated devices that support HMI, often associated with some level of Augmented Reality (AR). The focus is on quantitative analysis, examining numbers of HMI devices across verticals and geographies, and in different contexts. For further discussion of the market for HMI propositions, including analysis of key market trends, see the HMI Technology Insight Report.